On January 26 my musical Broken Sex Doll won the Outstanding New Work of 2013 Ovation Award. The sci-fi musical sex comedy, which I wrote (book / lyrics) with Anton Lipovetsky (music) was nominated for a total of 6 Ovation Awards, which celebrate excellence in musical theatre in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.
This brings the sci-fi musical comedy’s total award nomination count to 13, winning 3. At the 2013 Jessies, Broken Sex Dollwas nominated for a total 7 awards, winning for Outstanding Original Composition (Lipovetsky) and Outstanding Costume Design (Drew Facey).
In my acceptance speech, I paid a special tribute to Broken Sex Doll star Neezar, thanking him for allowing us to incorporate his song “Rise And Shine” in the show.
Congratulations to my fellow nominees and winners of the Ovation Awards! It was a magical evening full of amazing performances representing Vancouver’s stellar year in musical theatre! I had actually never previously been to the Ovation Awards. It was a lot of fun!
Bravo to the Broken Sex Doll cast and crew and many thanks to Heather Redfern and the staff at The Cultch for their tremendous support of this musical’s development. I am thrilled that Broken Sex Doll is going places this year. We have been invited to the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Halifax this June, and then it will later return to The Cultch by popular demand in November at The York Theatre!
BROKEN SEX DOLL
OVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Professional Production
Outstanding New Work*
Outstanding Direction: Andy Thompson
Outstanding Set Design: Andy Thompson
Outstanding Lighting Design: Itai Erdal
Outstanding Lead Performance – Male: Benjamin Elliott
JESSIE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Direction – ANDY THOMPSON
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition – ANTON LIPOVETSKY*
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – BENJAMIN ELLIOTT
Outstanding Costume Design – DREW FACEY*
Outstanding Lighting Design – ITAI ERDAL
Significant Artistic Achievement: Musical Direction – ANTON LIPOVETSKY
The Ovation Awards were produced by APPLAUSE! Musicals Society at the Vancouver Academy of Music. To see a full list of nominees and winners, click here.